Monarch, PM meet over future of Dutch govt
The Hague: Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende met Queen Beatrix on Monday for consulations after the collapse of his government over the Netherlands`s role in Afghanistan, a government spokesman said.
Balkenende arrived at the head of state`s working palace in The Hague around 9:30 am, spokesman Frady van Hapert told a news agency.
Ninety minutes have been set aside for the talks, after which Queen Beatrix will meet the leaders of the two Dutch houses of parliament, political party chiefs and advisers.
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